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I'm looking for experiences on installing and using aftermarket head units, with emphasis on the following aspects:
  • Installed on MiTo​
  • Has Android Auto and Apple Carplay​
  • Preferrably an Android device, but brand units like Pioneer, Alpine & such also ok​
So: what did you get, how did it work out.

P.S. I'm not interested in "I heard that", "XYZ has good reviews" or any other non first account experiences.
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Mine is the same 03A, steering wheel buttons work, only odo flashing is the real problem.
Same as me then. I will update here once I get the replacement Canbus adapter.
 
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OK so I finally received the alternative red CAN adaptor (version 2A) and swapped it followed by a Proxi check. I had warning that ETM was missing. I then ran the alignment and it was a SUCCESSSSS! Turned off ignition. Turned it back on and no more flashing mileage. Only minor issue was the steering wheel controls didn't work by default so I had to do the following:
Go to Settings > Car settings > Factory Settings > Enter Pin 126 > Canbus type > Change it to selection - 17 FIAT (Simple, Union). Save and exit. This then allowed the steering buttons to work as expected.

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Heads up, got MiTo back from repair shop yesterday, the HU is waiting in the post office, prolly will install this weekend...
 

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Well, its in now, works well enough for starters. Found out I have a dead left front main speaker, so that'll need to be adressed...

Wheel buttons don't work, but I haven't done proxy alignment yet.

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Wheel buttons work now that I did what @metalgod23 wrote earlier:
Go to Settings > Car settings > Factory Settings > Enter Pin 126 > Canbus type > Change it to selection - 17 FIAT (Simple, Union). Save and exit.

No need for proxy alignment (I think), no blinking odo as I left the BM box where it was.

Radio reception is really bad, I may need to think of something for that too... I had to use an adapter, maybe that's just too much for the system?
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Just needed an adapter with phantom power feed for the car's antenna amp:
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Installed that, all good now!
 
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